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Shareby Tiziana Di Giovannandrea November 22, 2019 Yorgen Fenech, the Maltese entrepreneur arrested Wednesday, two days ago, aboard his yacht, in connection with the murder of the Maltese journalist Dafne Caruana Galicia was arrested again, after yesterday evening, he had been released on bail and under police supervision.
The Times of Malta newspaper reported that the arrest occurred after the businessman accompanied the investigators to search his yacht at the Portomaso marina in Julian.
The Maltese Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, explained to the press that according to local laws a suspect could be held for up to 48 hours without being charged. "Investigators are not heroes one minute and donkeys are next. They know what they are doing. They have other questions and need time to do them," said Muscat.
Fenech was spotted this morning with some police officers searching his yacht. Some sources have told the 'Times of Malta' that the entrepreneur has been arrested for the second time following the results of the search and that the authorities have time precisely until Sunday morning to incriminate him or release him again.
The entrepreneur had been arrested after Muscat had revealed that he had recommended a pardon for a suspect - who would play an intermediary role in the affair - in exchange for legally useful information on the instigators of the journalist's murder.
Daphne Caruana Galicia was assassinated in a bomb attack on October 16, 2017 in Bidnija, near Mosta, Malta. The explosion blew up his car causing death. The journalist had always been involved in investigations against corruption. When she was killed she was taking care of the Maltese strand of the Panama Papers. In one of his investigations he had indicated the island as a "pirate base for EU tax evasion".